From Dean Dowd on June 20, 2008 in Landscaping
Edging is that often unnoticed barrier that holds your lawn, planter beds, and pathways in place. Is your landscape suffering from lack of control? Maybe it can use some controlling definition by adding some boundaries. Edging materials can actually be quite attractive, and can be used as a key part of your landscape design. All of the following materials work well for edging.
Wood. Bender board is a very commonly used form of wood edging. It is intended to be more inconspicuous, and is a flexible board that can be contorted to fit various designs. Quite inexpensive, it works well around lawns, or anywhere else you may choose to use it around your yard. Other wood edging options include pickets, railroad ties, or landscape timbers. These are attractive, but will break down over time.
Cement Curbing. This style of edging requires more work to install, but provides a clean, durable surface that will not deteriorate.
Brick and Natural Stone. These natural options always look classy, and if properly installed will have a long lifespan and will be very durable.
Plastic and Metal. These can be used to add decorative accents to your landscape, or can be buried for a long-lasting border that wont deteriorate. Both materials are popular because of their affordability.
Edges can either be above ground or below ground, depending on the look you are trying to create. There are many ways to add definition and design to your yard by adding decorative borders. If you are ready to reshape your landscape, request free estimates from certified landscaping contractors in your area today.